Spicy Caesar Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Not an Italian invention at all, the Caesar salad was first made in Tijuana, Mexico. This tidbit offers creative license to use a uniquely Mexican ingredient, chipotle peppers, in this dressing.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 anchovy fillets, rinsed and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 cups washed, dried, and chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1 cup croutons

Directions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine lime juice, Parmesan, anchovy, garlic, mustard, mayonnaise, and chipotle pepper. Whisk together well. Slowly whisk in the olive oil in a slow stream. When incorporated, season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the lettuce and toss well. Place in the center of a large salad plate and toss the chicken, olives, and croutons over the salad.

Recipe Information

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 anchovy fillets, rinsed and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 cups washed, dried, and chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1 cup croutons

Directions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine lime juice, Parmesan, anchovy, garlic, mustard, mayonnaise, and chipotle pepper. Whisk together well. Slowly whisk in the olive oil in a slow stream. When incorporated, season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the lettuce and toss well. Place in the center of a large salad plate and toss the chicken, olives, and croutons over the salad.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories510
Total Fat39g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium1590mg
Total Carbohydrate24g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars4g
Protein21g